The Family First Prevention Service Act would have increased funding for prevention services and emphasized placing children in family-like settings.
The Department of State has proposed changes to accreditation requirements for adoption service providers, and is currently welcoming comments from the public.
Intercountry adoption laws are updated frequently. Learn about recent changes in Peru, Nigeria, and Ghana.
Intercountry adoption laws are updated frequently. Learn about recent changes in Uganda, Romania, Haiti, and Ethiopia.
I recently remarried, and my husband would like to adopt my son. Is this possible?
My wife has ongoing health problems, but they are not debilitating. Will this be a factor in the home study?
"Good-hearted, ethical people find themselves turning a blind eye to red flags, not because they are desperate for a baby, but because they know they will provide a good home to a child who needs one."
We’re having a difficult time finding an attorney to handle the entire adoption and represent both us and the birth parents. Can you help?
What is an adoption assistance program?
All about the Federal Family Medical and Leave Act: Who is eligible, what protections are provided, and how you can secure your leave.
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child’s birth when you adopt domestically.
Country-specific adoption information for parents considering adopting from Poland.
Country-specific adoption information for parents considering adopting from Nigeria.
Adoption can’t be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.
The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
We’ve been selected by a birth mom who is due in two months. Our attorney advised us to draw up a contact agreement prior to the birth. What should we include?
A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.
I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.
It remains to be seen exactly how the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision will affect parentage, so here’s what LGBT adoptive parents must still do to protect their families’ rights.